Movin’ On Up

I am moving my life into storage. It is less than fun. I lived in this condo for 9 years and it is time to move on but I will miss it. I am documenting it before I completely destroy the place and take everything down and pack it way in an army of brown U-haul boxes.

Today I am showing you the living room, because it was the cleanest:

Mid Century Living Room

The couch was from my great grandfather’s furniture company, Jamestown Sterling. I don’t know what the original fabric was but my mom had it recovered in the 70’s with a very loud brown plaid and we had it recovered in black. The seat cushions have springs in them and your butt HURTS after a while but it wouldn’t have that crisp modern look without them. BEAUTY IS PAIN friends. Always remember that.

Details Mid Century Living Room

The little side table came from a thrift store for CHEAP – but I need to refinish it. It’s also missing a knob which I am on the hunt for (casually).  The clock was my grandmothers. She gave it to me when I was in high school and said it lived on their mantle. It’s a noisy little bugger.

Starburst Clock

I got this bad boy off eBay. It was converted from an electrical clock to a battery operated one. It works for about 40 mins and stops. I wonder if this is fixable. Looks good though, right?

Now back to packing – anyone need some note cards?  For some reason I found 4 boxes.

You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You – Vol 1

Oh Dale Hawkins! Swoon!  His 1957 “Susie-Q” is one of my favorite Susie songs ever! (Unless you play me the CCR cover and then I might punch you in the face) He is singing to me right? Likes the way I walk? Talk (Like a truck driver)?

Here, have a listen:

And by the magics of the inter-webs here is the real story:

Do you have a song with your name in it? Do you love it or do you hate it?  Let me know below!


Douchebag Cross Stitch

I once dated this guy who requested that I cross stitch Douche Bag and frame it for his office.

Turned out he was one.

I finished out of spite and charted it to share!

Treat Yourself: douchebag_bittersweetsusie PDF